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A lion dance is performed to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Yokohama's Chinatown on Friday.

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I don't know why its name became "lion dance" in English but it is in fact a mythical animal called " kirin" in Japanese, I think.

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@slumdog

Yep. You're very astute. : )

Or maybe I'm a bit slow..... : (

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The famous Shih Tzu breed is literally "Lion dog".

I think that is perhaps because the dog looks like a Chinese lion.

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@House

I don't know why, but the Chinese language conflates "lion" and "dog" readily. The famous Shih Tzu breed is literally "Lion dog".

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Call me crazy but that doesn't look like any lion I've ever seen.

Chinese lions are supposed to reflect the emotions of the lion, whereas Western depictions reflect the appearance.

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Call me crazy but that doesn't look like any lion I've ever seen. Not even Kimba the white lion.

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I have learned airfares from US/Asia are higher before Chinese New Year. After it is over then the airfare prices normally drop.

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How about some horseplay?

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Happy Chinese New Year!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

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Farmboy never seen Hello Kitty nor Lion dance. Home boi time to get out to the real worlD!

Time for sum Dim suM.

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